County urging kids to stay away from soda

Contra Costa County has declared the next few months “Soda-Free Summer,” and is planning a campaign to fight childhood obesity rates by urging kids and teenagers to drink less sugary soda pop.

Money flying for D.A. candidates, but not in Richmond

The three candidates running for County District Attorney are hard at work raising money for their campaigns. But little of it is coming from Richmond. What implications does that have for the city that’s responsible for so much of the county’s crime?

Chevron, city, strike deal

In a move that could impact the city’s highly-anticipated campaign season, Chevron Corp. and city leaders on Tuesday brokered a tax deal that markedly eases tensions between the energy giant and the city.